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Can't open App Bar (Winkey+Z)

  1. #11


    Posts : 40
    Windows 8.1


    Yes but I have logged into his windows store using the exact same microsoft account, which is why I can install them for free on his login. However I still have to install every app individually all over again even though it's the exact same Microsoft account which is ridiculous and very poor design!!

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  2. #12


    Posts : 22,581
    64-bit Windows 10


    I'm afraid that's the only way to share your apps is while signed in to Windows with their account, sign in to the Store with your MS account and install the apps.

    This is because the apps are installed to separate locations per user account.
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  3. #13


    Posts : 40
    Windows 8.1


    Yes, as mentioned, I'm aware that apps are installed under each user (and what terrible design that is!), which is why I wanted access to the app bar which allows you to view a list all the apps belonging to your account (at 7 years old my son is too young for his own microsoft account). I want to be able to view that list from his login. You said about right clicking on 'app' instead but what is 'app' exactly??
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  4. #14


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    64-bit Windows 10


    That was for right clicking on a tile for an app on your Start or Apps screen to have the same options you would from the bar that opens when pressing the space bar.

    Open the Apps screen to see if that is what you may have meant.

    Apps Screen - Open in Windows 8
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  5. #15


    Posts : 40
    Windows 8.1


    Thanks, I can access my app list in that way, however what I wanted was to be able to firstly have a list of apps I've installed myself (as opposed to those that come with windows, and I've installed quite a lot), plus I wanted to be able to access the list from my son's login. As a workaround I'll just have to photograph or take a screenshot of my apps list in my login so that I can view it from my son's login and just compare my list with his. Thanks for all your help though, you've been great, just Windows shortcomings that are frustrating (makes absolutely no sense at all to install apps under user profiles and not local to a machine - and if you have lots of apps and lots of logins on a machine, what an unnecessary mess and headache to repeatedly install everything).
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